on 29 September 2015

As we approach the beginning of yet another month, the Pennsylvania Legislature has so far failed to pass a budget. As a result, many nonprofits across the state find themselves in a challenging situation. This standstill is already having long-term implications for our communities and the Commonwealth's human-serving sector.

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on 29 September 2015

There are more than 7 million children in the U.S. living in homes where grandparents or other relatives are the head of house, according to AARP. In Pennsylvania, more than 81,000 children live in homes where grandparents or other caregivers are responsible for them. In sections of Philadelphia, one-in-five children age 17 and under are being raised by grandparents.

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on 29 September 2015

Leaving a gift or donation of any size in your will, also called a bequest, is an extraordinary act of generosity and ensures your legacy of helping families who need it most. Bequests provide support to Turning Points for Children beyond your lifetime and help to maintain year-round services to build stronger families and brighter futures.

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on 29 September 2015

You Can Give to Turning Points Through Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program

It’s easy and effective: your business redirects tax dollars to Turning Points for Children instead of paying those taxes to Pennsylvania. Under EITC program regulations, a business may receive tax credits equal to 75% of its contribution up to a maximum of $750,000. This amount may be increased to 90% of the contribution if a business agrees to provide the same amount to the nonprofit for two consecutive tax years.

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on 05 August 2015

Finding resource parents for Philadelphia's children

Kevin Lockett writes about his work finding safe, nurturing homes for children and youth.

Philadelphia is the greatest city in the world with the greatest children and youth in the world. Of course, for our children to reach the potential of their greatness, they need to be nurtured in safe, loving environments.

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on 05 August 2015

Many of the children we serve do not have access to books in their homes. This year the Parenting program distributed age-appropriate books to children so they could start their own libraries. To show their appreciation, several of the recipients wrote thank you notes. Thank you to our book sponsor First Book.

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Turning Points for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, contributions to which are tax deductible as permitted by law. The official registration and financial information of Turning Points for Children may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania 1.800.732.0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.